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A tajine or tagine (Arabic: طاجين tajin from the Arabic: طاج) is a historically North African Berber dish that is named after the earthenware pot in which it is cooked. A similar dish known as tavvas is found in Cypriot cuisine.
The traditional method of cooking with a tajine is to place it over coals. Use of the tajine can be compared to stewing.
The Tajine Pot
The traditional tajine pot is made of pottery, which is sometimes painted or glazed. It consists of two parts: a base unit that is flat and circular with low sides and a large cone- or dome-shaped cover that sits on the base during cooking. The cover is designed to promote the return of all condensation to the pot.
Tajine is traditionally cooked over hot charcoal leaving an adequate space between the...Read More